When I first visited Nashville with my daughter Christy in 2012, Music Row was where she wanted to go. After all, Music Row is where country music happens. If you are a music fan, you will find Music Row very interesting since it is such a historic area. The mix of the original cottage style homes and the new buildings makes it an interesting place to see.
Music Row is home of recording studios, music publishing houses, record labels, and of course, songwriters. It is neat to walk down 16th and 17th street and see the banners in front of different buildings congratulating songwriters on their songs’ successes. The music that is created on 16th Ave is just mind blowing!
Developed in the 1950’s, Nashville’s Music Row has become the headquarters of America’s country music recording industry. Situated on this historic strip, Studio B is the famous recording studio where the “King of Rock and Roll” Elvis Presley, recorded more than 200 popular hits, along with many of the nation’s most popular and famous artists such as The Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Charley Pride, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Lee Ann Rimes, and many more.
Whenever I am on Music Row I can’t help but wonder how many inspiring musicians walk down this street everyday in hopes of getting a record deal. Many successful music careers began on Music Row, but I bet many dreams were also crushed on this famous street.